The American violinist Hilary Hahn has always gone her own way. She astonished critics when she released her first album at the age of 17. Not only are Bach's works for solo violin considered to be amongst the most demanding for the instrument – and thus a daring choice for a debut album – but her performance was so compelling that a reviewer wrote: 'I would go so far as to say that I've never heard this legendary, impossible piece of music played on a higher level, technically and musically, than it is on Hahn's debut CD.'
Twenty years, a great fanbase, three Grammy awards and eighteen recordings later, the violinist returns to Bach. On the album Hilary Hahn released in autumn 2018 she has recorded the remaining three of Bach's works for violin solo, and this season she gives Bach recitals from Tokyo to San Francisco – and in Bergen.
Hilary Hahn is known for her clear, vibrant musicality, her thorough interpretation of a wide variety of works, and an uncommon ability to make contact with her audience. As an experienced blogger, she has recently instigated an Instagram programme – #100daysofpractice – to demystify the creative process, and is equally at home bringing her violin along to a knitting club or maternity course as to the world's greatest concert halls.
Bus transfer is included in the ticket. The bus journey is approx 30 min. Departure from the Tourist information in the city center at 17:00 for the concert at 18:00 and at 19:00 for the concert at 20:00. Return from Troldhaugen at 19:30 and 21:30.
Hilary Hahn violin
The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica
Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation